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Duck, Duck, Moose!

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  685 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Duck and Duck are preparing for a party, and each step of the way, Moose inadvertently messes things up. When he disappears in shame, Duck and Duck must go find him so he can join in the party-which was for him! The slapstick physical humor of Duck, Duck, Moose will have kids overcome with the giggles.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
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Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture
A very clever play on the words from the popular children's game to make this cute book. Poor Moose can't seem to do much right, but good thing he has his duck friends. I love the chosen font for the book and the pictures are simple, clean and colorful.
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
This book is either going to be storytime gold or a somewhat lackluster flop, depending on the crowd and how animated you are when reading it. It contains only two words throughout the entire book, "Duck" and "Moose". The ducks in the story are very prim and proper, whereas the moose is entirely too clumsy for his own good. In order for this book to work in storytime, children will need to analyze the illustrations. What are the ducks doing in each spread? This is an excellent practice for child ...more
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
My son loves being able to read this book by himself. He giggles about the clumsy moose and the organized ducks.
This super-silly book is great for new readers working on fluency. The only words to decode are "duck" and "moose". The story is told almost completely through the pictures, but the punctuation and the font size also give clues as to how to read the words.

Two tidy ducks live with an oddball moose (shown on the title page with underpants on his head.) Moose causes chaos for the ducks as they try to prepare for a party, but obviously the ducks love him anyway because the party is a surprise for Mo
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Age: Preschool-1st grade
Humor: Slapstick

The ducks are always organized, preparing meals, cleaning the house, and baking, while moose tends to accidentally ruin it all. But he is loved and the ducks prepare him a surprise party--but where is moose? Very cute, the illustrator does an excellent job with building suspense as we see clumsy moose approaching the carefully arranged projects of the ducks.
Kristi Brent
I absolutely loved this book. It was so simple yet really funny and exciting. I loved seeing the pictures of the ducks working so hard on their party and Moose always wrecking everything. I also loves the part of the story where Moose felt so bad for ruining everything and the ducks were forgiving of him. The party for moose at the end was great.
Kristina Jean Lareau
Much like Yo! Yes?, this book uses only 2 words to convey this story. And it's success is through the illustrations. This book is fun, silly and heart-warming and would make a fantastic read aloud.

While the illustrations are not Caldecott-winning, they are still dynamic and playful.
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This fun picture book tells a story using only 2 words: Duck and Moose. A moose always seems to make a mess when he's with his two duck friends. When the ducks make him leave after he ruins a cake, they are surprised when he doesn't return for his surprise party. All ends well though. Well, sort of...
This story has a playful feel because of its connection to the game "duck, duck, goose." It is also a story about friendship and acceptance, no matter who you are or what you're like. Even though Moose tends to be in the wrong places at the wrong times, his friends still love him and his neuroses. Great for ECE audiences and for read aloud.
Jillian Heise
I'd categorize this with my one word stories section, which I use to show my students how a story can be told with limited words. The illustrations do the work in this story and are very cute. I would pair this humorous friendship story with Z is for Moose.
Viviane Elbee
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
The kids laughed a lot with this one. It only has a few words, so it’s a very quick read, though you’ll want to spend some time on the pictures, which is where most of the story takes place.

Kids voted to give it 5 Stars.
Kami Kinard
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Super cute tale of a blundering moose and his ducky friends. Love the art, the misadventures, and the friendship theme.
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Adorable. Frank. Hilarious. The illustrations really do the heavy lifting here.
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I like the concept and the execution, but most of all I like the drawing of moose being comforted and hugged by his two duck friends. It's so sweet!
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Oh silly Moose, always causing problems. Moose have been popular characters these past 2 years! I really enjoy the illustrations in this book, and the ending!
Edward Sullivan
Jan 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Fun and slapstick, good for reading aloud.
Mandy Robek
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fun spin to the classic game we played as kids. A story about friendship and having patience. Just two words make up this text.
Sunah Chung
Moose is a troublemaker who messes things up. Ducks who live with Moose get angry finally and kick Moose out. Feeling sorry about kicking him out, the ducks and other friends prepare a party for Moose to cheer up. The party is also messed up by Moose.
This book is silly and does not have educational messages to readers or specific themes to elaborate the story. But young children would like to read this silly book for fun. The illustrations are done with a white background which distinguishes t
Kraig Barth
This book was such a silly read. With the only words in this story being duck and moose, the book heavily relies on the illustrations to make the story fun and interactive. The illustrations show two ducks doing a plethora of chores, hobbies, etc. and then the moose shows up conveniently to bring chaos into the story. This is a great book for young children as it presents itself in a humorous way, with little wording and funny pictures. Could definitely see why children choose this book!
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Duck, Duck, Moose! was a very cute children's book! The duck's are trying to throw the moose a very nice birthday party. But along the way there were some blunders between the moose and the ducks. I felt through some of it as if the ducks and the moose are playing the game duck, duck, goose. The illustrations in this book are great, and really are some creative drawings in this book! I feel this book would be a great one to read young children!
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Told through the pictures and very simple text. The ducks work hard on various projects and moose causes accidents that wreck things along the way.
The book ends on a positive note as they celebrate moose and their friendship - even though he trips and creates some more chaos at the party.
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Everyone knows the childhood duck, duck, goose game. Well, this is a little bit of a twist to that name by inserting a big, clumsy moose. Moose makes all sorts of crazy mistakes, but the ducks love him anyway. A cute story. A weird one to read aloud though.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: baby-books
A little repetitive but this makes it great for beginning readers. It is also perfect for teaching about being nice to friends so we don’t hurt their feelings.
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Both kids enjoyed this one and chuckled out loud at poor Moose's clumsiness and lack of spatial awareness.
Monica Silva
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omar-jr
My son liked the Moose
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Moose tends to wreck everything Duck does! But Duck keeps on doing for Moose.
Kimberly Sabatini
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Sweet and silly. <3
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Shows that even if you make messes, your friends still love you.
Erik Mueller
Quallen, S. (2014). Duck, Duck, Moose! New York, New York: Disney * Hyperion Books.

Duck and Duck like to live their lives with order, peace, and quiet. There is a right way to do everything – but Moose always finds the wrong way! Duck and Duck decide to throw Moose a party, but after causing one too many catastrophes, Moose has run away in shame – how will Duck and Duck show Moose that they love him despite his complete lack of spatial awareness?

Duck and Duck threw a surprise
A play on the words of popular children's game duck, duck, goose!, this new addition to the genre will result in many laughs. Two ducks and a moose are roommates. As the day progresses the ducks are obviously getting ready for some sort of event. Moose, however, keeps getting in the way. He does things like runs towards the house and through the wall, missing the door completely; walking while reading a book and knocking over a giant cake. After that and other catastrophes, the ducks order Moose ...more
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Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is an award-winning children's book author whose books include Duck Duck Moose, Chicks Run Wild, Pirate Princess, Hampire!, and the forthcoming Orangutangled. She visits schools around the country to talk about the craft of writing to children of all ages. "Every book is an autobiography" is a favorite saying of hers, and a big part of her message is that everyone, grownup ...more